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talk to us, but we did talk to mel and his uncle, who were not included in the settlement, because they were told the contamination stopped 5 feet from their property. >> the fumes and everything, and the oil slick and the water was just gushing from the back. that's back of hess right there and it was coming directly into our backyard. i don't understand why our house is it ok, you know, but all these aren't. and we're ride behind the gas station. >> the teals say the department of the environment took samples from their house about a year ago. >> they never got back with me with any information whatsoever, so it was like we were left out in the cold. >> and left were that uneasy fuel odor. >> you don't even want to strike a match out here in the summertime, because that's how bad the fumes are. >> it can't be healthy for us. it can't be. >> state officials say the contamination has not affected the drinking water, because the homes are on public water. as for the land where those homes will be demolished, sources say it will probably turn in to some sort of public park, if the la
it was. other public tours will fill in for clash during his absence. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do think the allegations will have a negative impact on the elmo character? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. police confirmed a weekend brawl involving two motorcycle gangs. brandon quinet and allen lull jr. face assault charges. the gangs have been identified. one man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a rubber mallet. a house fire in severn. the fire caused $350,000 worth of damage to the house. the three people inside the house did escape unharmed. >> the road to 2014 is already open. in a new survey, hilly clinton is the clear favorite in the iowa 2016 caucuses. governor o'malley did not register in that poll. he has a better odds in the hypothetical poll. lawmakers return to capitol hill today to get back to business. hallie jackson joins us live with the latest. the over arching concern is the fiscal cliff. >> we are talking about topics that congress has put off for tw
's lead downward. hallie jackson have details on how lawmakers are trying to ease concerns about the u.s. economy in the fiscal cliff. >> we are hearing from democrats and republicans in congress about working together, but it remains to be seen whether they will back up the top with action. -- back up the talk wtih action. action. the dow dropped 13,000. it is that it would downgrade the u.s. credit rating if congress does nothing about the so-called fiscal cliff. compromising to be the word of the day on a compromise from leaders on both sides of the ideal. >> it is better to be of that fight. it is better to work together. republican speaker of the house signaled his party may be open to deal that includes higher taxes. to the we are willing to except the revenue under the right conditions. democratic senate majority leader harry reid wonder why the wait? >> i am not for kicking the can down the road. i did we have done up far too much. we know what the issue is, and we need to solve that issue. >> president obama looking ahead to the lame-duck session of congress next week. in washin
in vietnam. they were sending us cupcakes. >> faced with increasing labor costs and a trend toward healthier eating, they filed for bankruptcy protection in january, the second time in a decade. when the striking union refused concessions by the thursday deadline, hostess decided to shut down. >> 30% of our work force has put 18,500 people out of a job. this is a consequence of the strike. >> 30 plants around the country closed immediately. more than 500 distribution centers and 500 outlets centers will soon follow. >> it breaks my heart. my heart bleeds for all of my brothers and sisters. >> bakery union members of like these blame company mismanagement, providing concessions years earlier that failed to turn the company around. >> they do not care about families or the people here. the people here gave them everything. >> after turning out snack foods since 1930, they will sell off assets including the arcana of brand name. >> it will not be right without hostess. >> it may ensure that ho hos are not history. " one of the outlets on the chopping block tonight is located in anne arundel cou
eve within that sun beating down on us today, it's still gonna be chilly. normal high this time of year is about 56 degrees. we were short of that yesterday. eefben with the afternoon sun. and today will probably be a repeat of the whole thing. big area of high pressure sitting over most of the east coast. all right. so that keeps the storms away. rain down around florida. rain and snow. west coast has been hammered by some storms. that will continue today for them. for us, nice and quiet and sunny. how long will that last? thanksgiving is coming up. we'll be talking about that. >>> our big story this morning. more questions than answers after baltimore city police pull a body out of the inner harbor. >> this morning police have identified the body as a johns hopkins neurology professor. as ky reed tells us, investigators are hoping an autopsy will provide some answers as to what happened to elizabeth ohern. >> according to her linked in and facebook pages, elizabeth ohern was a faculty member in the neurology and neuroscience departments at johns hopkins school of medicine. now
with the security guard was not injured. a funeral arrangements are underway now for a u.s. navy seal killed in baltimore. alonso gladden was home on his first day of leave and was helping his younger brother unload groceries for the grandmother when it two men approached him and opened fire. police are still looking for the suspects. the funeral began about an hour ago in south baltimore. baltimore investigators are looking for a mandate say sexually abused a 6-year-old girl. a man assault with a girl as she was standing with a family member inside a dollar store at potee street back on october 21. employees were unable to stop the man as he ran out of the store, but a surveillance camera caught his photograph. >> maybe you don't know his name, but you may know the neighborhood he lives in, where he works. any information at all, detectives are looking for the public to help us out. >> the man is described as 5'6" tall with a medium build, and has two gold teeth with the letter j on one of them. the girl suffered no serious injuries. >> it has been a breezy and chilly day today, but so far
held at knife point this morning. george joins us live downtown with the latest. >> detectives are looking for the alleged attacker right now. they say they do not have a lot of affirmation to go on. they are hoping some surveillance footage helps them out. the fells point , not offers excellent views of baltimore -- promenade offers excellent use of baltimore. >> it was very dark. i did feel a bit unsafe so i did it quickly and came back into the well lit areas. >> in the early morning darkness of friday, at woman went for a run by herself before work. at some point between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m., a man wearing a mask and armed with a knife wrapped her, pulled her into a dark area and sexually assaulted her. >> it is really horrible. i do not even know what to say. >> i will not walk around with my dog at this time now. >> please do not have a solid ascription -- description of the attacker. we found detectives and police tape at a dimly lit area next to the waterfront kitchen restaurant near caroline street. >> the good news is there is a lot of surveillance video in that area. a
ocean. the closest to us is down in florida along the atlantic coast line there. that's it. i mean, we're clear as a bell. it's a really nice morning. temperatures are in the 30s. what about the weekend? what about the week leading up to thanksgiving? it's in the forecast. >>> our big story this morning. baltimore city police pull a body out of the inner harbor. >> this morning police identified the body as a johns hopkins neurology professor. ky reed tells us investigators are hoping an autopsy will help provide some answers as to what happened to elizabeth ohern. >> according to her facebook pages she was a faculty member in the neurology and neuroscience departments at johns hopkins school of medicine. now, investigators are hoping an autopsy will explain why the 53-year-old woman was found floating off a pier in canton thursday. someone spotted the woman's body floating face down in the water near the 2300 block of boston street at about 4:45 in the morning. ohern lived in a gated commune not far from where her body was discovered. >> it's pretty random. >> neighbors say they're es
. >> let us make sure everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. earlier, introduced by, bruce springsteen. >> hello, ohio. are you fired up? >> president obama held his final day event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters, and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i am proud we saved the auto industry. i am even prouder we are making better cars. >> the president visited volunteers and called an ohio voters. >> barack obama. >> four days, republican volunteers have worked with cincinnati, ohio suburbs, to make sure mitt romney supporters to vote. jeremy knows ohio is must-win for romney. >> do you figure, if i do a great job here and now, i can get might guide to the white house backs >> in a small way, yes. >> ohio early voting has been busy, but republican poll watchers could challenge the ballot. >> if you have a very tight race in ohio, he could have a decision that we will not know the results of for about two weeks. >> with no time to worry, president obama went to iowa, mitt romney to new hampshire, campaigning into the night. in a surprise move, the romney campaign announce
to us but we did talk to this man and his nephew who were not included in the settlement because they were told they contamination stopped 5 feet from their property. but the fumes and the oil slick and water was gushing from the back coming directly into our backyard. we are right behind the gas station. >> they say the department took samples from the house about a year ago. >> they never got back with me with any information. it was like we were left out in the cold. >> and left with the uneasy over. but you do not even want a strike a match out here. it cannot be healthy for us. >> state officials said the contamination has not affected the drinking water because the homes are on public water. as for the land where the homes will be demolished, sources say it will probably turn into a park if the land is cleared of contamination. >> thank you. baltimore city police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that happened early this morning in north east baltimore. a car hit a man charlie before 2:00 a.m. in the 5300 block of frankford avenue. he later died at a hospital.
. it is been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs people inducted us to do. >> this traffic jam is the result of demand for gasoline after the hurricane. motorists were backed up for miles. it waited -- the wait in some areas is an hour if not longer. if you are planning to run in the new york city marathon this weekend, the race is still a go despite widespread damage from sandy, including massive power outages and no subway. organizers are trying to assess how the storm might affect plans including transporting minors to the start line on staten island. we ours -- seems like police arrested sect in place -- scenes like police help are taking place. new york city firefighters and the national guard assisted in the transfer of patients. you have to look for an alternative market use the north east regional amtrak train to head up north. the plan to restore some service on friday to and from the york city. if i did schedule is expected to be released tomorrow. --a fight is scheduled is expected to be released ma. >> a group of baltimore paramedics is headed t
john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan was on track to become nato commander until the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. brie
they met with kevin who denies the accusation. they say he violated company policy regarding internet use but says its investigation on ultimately found the claim to be unsubstantiated. for his part, the is issued a press reports classical the web site tmz, "i had a relationship with the accuser, it was between two consenting adults and i am saddened he is making it into something it was knocked." clash granted a leave of absence to fight the allegations and protect his reputation. >> the show is currently in production and the new york times reports other puppeteers will fill in as the voice of absence.ng clash's congress returns to mark off with a bullet of issues. it's been seven weeks since congress last gathered in washington. in this lame duck session, serious budget issues are on the table. the president is met two -- expected to meet with leaders this week. cox congressional leaders want to know much more about what led up to the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus. congressman said on the house intelligence committee said -- but says he was in the dark about the inv
immigrants who pay taxes and in state tuition rate for college. david collins joins us in the studio with more on the dream act. >> honestly, there are no answers to some of the questions. how much will actually cost taxpayers? how many immigrants will go to college? will it take spots away from legal residents? >> when my father graduated high school, -- >> the personal story in support of the dream back from anthony brown. teachers and clergy are also endorsing it. voters are faced with several issues but the dream act may be the most misunderstood. should illegal immigrants be allowed to get in in state tuition rate? jonathan green came to the u.s. seven years ago from panama. his parents entered the u.s. illegally. >> we got some bad advice. that is how we became undocumented. we have applied again but the process takes years. >> opponents say it will eventually cost $228 million a year. >> it is going to cost $40 million a year for 1000 students. >> they could not come up with a reliable estimate. but they told legislators it could cost $778,000 and go up to $3.5 million by 2016
are not allowed to use your cell phone or camera inside a polling place. you can bring up two two children. you can wear clothing or stickers with political messages. you have to leave the polling place after the voting. bring a valid form of identification with you. >> you have to verify their main address and date of birth. maryland does not have an identification law. >> the polls open at 7:00 a.m. this morning and will stay open 8:00 tonight.on kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland voters will select a new senator. some major issues will also appear on your ballot. >> the qualifications -- question three involves the removal of officials. >> if you support the maryland dream act is question number four. question five asks -- >> another major item is question 6 -- a policy the question as a religious issue. >> we support marriage equality and we'll stand by it. >> if approved, churches would be protected. maryland would be the first state to approve gay marriage at the polls. >> question number7 involves expanded gambling. >> question 7 fails tomorrow, we will respect the people's voice an
natural gas -- disasters in u.s. history. >> cleanup continues along the eastern seaboard. the shoreline is forever changed. >> good evening, donna. you see the boardwalk behind me as battered. areas like this are now struggling to come back. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up the many places are still overmatched by the devastation left behind. >> this is beyond what we imagined. >> the road to recovery is lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles. people waiting, hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. but the longest and most contentious stretched from the stations that have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are moving back into new york harbor. help has been harder to find for many on s.i.. >> we have no power. >> hope is fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed. we are devastated. >> and officials -- discussed it officials have decided to go ahead with the math on. mayor blumberg says it will send a strong message to the worl
fire. kim dacey has been following the situation all day, and she joins us from laurel. kim? >> this walmart was shut down between 5:00 and 10:00 this morning because of the incident, and we have seen cars driving by, patrolling the store all day. they are still looking for the suspect to shock the employee during the robbery. he is still on the loose tonight. take a look at the surveillance photographs. anne arundel county police are looking for this man. they say he walked into the walmart in moral, walked up to an employee, and demanded money. >> the employee complied, and they wound up in the parking lot, and for unknown reasons, he shot the victim in the upper body. >> police found the employee lying in the parking lot and rushed him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. >> it is threatening. a person working here as an employee, trying to put some food on the table for his family, he gets shot to death. bill whole thing is awful. >> it is bad enough they take the money. get the money and go. then they have to shoot him, to prove that is really sad. >> pol
on that story. >> these maryland state troopers are used to answering the call for help. but this time they're headed 120 miles north to ocean county new jersey to help their law enforcement brethren there try to repair a shore in shambles. >> i think seeing the destruction on tv kind of helped prepare a little bit. until you see it in real life that's something that's gonna hit hard. >> calls for service are up and the police officers have also been affect whered they've lost their homes so we're up there supplementing the local police departments and the new jersey state police. >> the troopers will be sworn in as new jersey state troopers just for the next week. they'll have police powers and assist with anything from extra patrolling to helping utility companies turn the power back on. >> prepare food, toiletries and diapers. >> it's another example since sandy hit of maryland pitching in to help its northern neighbors. these good samaritans from howard county are attempting to fill this truck with donated supplies and hit the road monday. >> you see pictures on the news of people who j
project. prosecutors said that the claims were false and jha use the money to pay for personal expenses. >> temperatures are in the same neighborhood, cooler than usual for this time of year. clouds are coming from a weather distance south of us. it looks like the rain will stay south of us and the disturbance will stay far enough away. the only effect will be the cloud cover. there are combining to keep temperatures on the cool side. there are other storms on the forecast that we will be watching carefully. we will talk about the forecast for the week ahead. >> bp is expected to pay a heavy fine for its involvement in the devastating oil spill on the gulf coast. president obama is expected to tour san >> to 0.5 years after the devastating deepwater horizon oil spill, while a giant bp is -- oil --bp will admit to criminal misconduct and have defined in exchange for a waiver of future prosecution. bp has not confirmed any plea deal. president obama will visit storm ravaged communities in new york today to witness firsthand the devastation caused by superstorm sandy. he will likely visit
from 15-25 m.p.h. with us here and there at about 30-35 mph. one similarity -- waves from 6- 10 feet, was on par with what we saw during santee. the same low lying areas for flooding we always see it in their -- in addition city came earlier. we head into high tide around 2:30 tomorrow morning. overall, another bullet dodged here in ocean city. officials and residents alike breathing a sigh of relief after dealing with sandy last week. >> staying warm at home tonight is not an option for more than a dozen people in anne arundel county. if fire ripped through in -- a fire ripped through odenton is active in. the people inside at the time all escaped unharmed. about 30 people had been displaced. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a very busy area of baltimore city is still a big mess tonight. a water main doctor this morning, flooding streets and thisting -- main borkroke morning, flooding streets and shutting down areas. correct this happened about 15 air -- 15 hours ago. the area was flooded. and looks better -- it looks better but crews are working to turn the water
us authorities are trying to figure out if there were more victims of a >> the victims were only eight years old. >> it takes a lot of courage for victims to come forward with this information and present it. investigators acted quickly in conjunction with the state attorney's office. >> anne arundel county police are recommending the bravery of two males who alleged they withstood a decade of abuse at the hands of this man, a 66- year-old john charles villers- farrow. they mostly happened here at his home. they say it started in 2000 and lasted until 2008. the victims were about eight years old. the victims would sleep over with permission from their parents. it seemed he was taking on some sort of custodial role. when of the victims told police the abuse happened hundreds of times, so many that he lost count. >> it was determined these were numerous incidents involving these individuals that were miners at the time. >> police boarded the permission to the state attorney's office, which decided to file charges. john charles villers-farrow turned himself in thursday night. when w
they opened. our reporter joins us now live in north baltimore where she is engaging the pulse of voters there. >> it has been a steady stream of the voters at this particular voting place. the election judges are not getting a break at all. you have been doing this for 20 years. what has it been like? >> it has been hectic because you line up outside waiting to vote and an election like this is always a large for local elections don't always draw the cloud -- don't always draw the crowds. this particular day, we have not been able to get a particular break. the line has been constantly steady all day long. >> any problems are fights? >> we had some checkers but no questions. everything has been working good and we had a good crew here. we're working to try to accommodate the voters as best as we can. >> hopefully you will get a snack. >> eventually. >> thank you for talking with us. i did try to get an idea of how things are going up across the state and they sampled some representative precincts around the state. they sampled one in different areas. turnout in hartford county is 16%. there w
the country needs. >> governor romney has been using his talents as a salesman to dress up the very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> the campaign is out with new ads. >> the president save the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureauc
slowed but as one firefighter told us, that is a lot of water to beat -- to deal with. >> there is still water coming into the streets. not as much as even the pictures we took a little better gear this afternoon, gradually turning the water off. of course, this is affecting traffic in and around the area and you can hear up above. capt. roy, at what is the situation? >> this is a bird's-eye view of the area at 20th street where the epicenter of the water main break has taken place. water is working its way southbound toward north avenue. if anyone is trying to use it to go home, you can go northbound up to the expressway by penn station. but there you must get off and go northbound. no. avenue and 20 street and the other small streets between maryland avenue and st. paul street are shut down. traffic is being diverted by police because of the break at the location. >> thank you. happening right now, a nor'easter is bringing wind, rain, and even snow. tom tasselmyer is tracking the system. >> it looks like this storm is a little farther offshore and taking a slightly different track. all
'll talk about our forecast and where all this takes us over the next few days in just a few minutes. >>> our big story comes out of baltimore city, where police are investigating the sexual assault of a female jogger. >> police say her attacker held her at knife point early friday morning at fells point. here's george lettuce with the latest on that investigation. >> fells point promenade offers excellent views of baltimore's water front, so it's no surprise it's become a popular spot to go jogging. but sharon clark said she's encountered some scary spots along the way. >> it was very dark. i did feel a bit unsafe over there. i just kind of did it very quickly and came back into the more lit areas. >> in the early morning darkness of friday, police say a woman in her 20s went for a run here by herself before work. at some point between 5 and 7 a.m., man wearing a mask and armed with a knife grabbed her, pulled her into a dark area and sexually assaulted her. >> it's really like horrible. i don't know what to say. >> i'm not gonna walk around with my dog now. it's really dark. >> pol
, and wind is drenching homes. >> it is overwhelming. >> very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> new fears of flooding. people are seeking shelter once again. >> shelter is available for free at the high school. >> hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on our back in the dark. >> it is insult to injury but that is mother nature. this >> weather is miserable. >> cold, very cold. it is horrible. >> the storm is forcing airlines to cancel more than 1000 flights. >> it is slippery, very slippery. >> i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them. but this one -- >> the season's first winter storm. people may finally get a chance to recover. conditions should warmup for the next couple of days. >> ocean city largely dodged a bullet. they saw a light rain on wednesday. lowell melser is says many low- lying areas were flooded yesterday. overall, a big sigh of relief this morning. >> president obama is back in washington this morning after celebrating his reelection. the president took 50% of the popular vote on tuesday, security 202 electoral votes -- 303 electoral votes. the preside
is responsible is still at large. more developments have come forward since then. kai reed joins us from headquarters with the very latest. >> well, police say they are actually looking for a group of suspects in what is now a double homicide investigation. investigators were called to the home, shots fired around 9:30 last night. they found three victims with multiple gunshot wounds, including two brothers and their mother. they are investigating it. they do not believe it was random, and, in fact, and they believe the victims were targeted. >> three or four suspects, and the victims were shot. what we are asking from the public is any information they have. please call 911 or our homicide detectives. if he were in the area and saw anything suspicious, maybe in the area and saw someone fully, please give us a call. >> the brothers are 19, 23 years old. the mother was shot in the hand and face. police say she is in stable condition tonight. police are looking at three or four suspects and have several ideas as to motive. kai reed, wbal tv 11 news. >> and as many as 40 students on board.
the night unfolded. >> under orders to use restraint and make as few arrests as possible, police encountered fistfights, roaming moms, -- mobs, and marijuana smoke. 1500 people shut down the road, and this was only the first wave of trouble. the investigative services unit, of violent crimes unit, maryland state police, and the universe of the officers attempted to take control. 911 calls revealed the police had their hands full. quick and the police immediately. >> there is a fight. >> outside the library. >> i need medical assistance. >> the team used canines to push the crowd down the road, but the mob would reform in the street. the problem started when the theater began turning people away from a charity event sponsored by a chapter of the fraternity. the owners closed the doors when it reached 600 capacity. the crowd broke the doors to try to get in. homer brian -- owner brian reck er used a bullhorn to tell the crowd the event was sold out, but nobody listened. the crowd laughed at him. and as a, the mob spelled -- swelled to 2500 people. at least one person -- >> -- at least one pers
and fire unions endorsed question 7. one of those leaders said, "all be of us in public safety know that we have been struggling with staffing needs in recent years. this is a common sense initiative that will republican -- generate additional revenues for our state and right here in prince george's county." under maryland law, casinos must close at 2:00 a.m. on week nights and 4:00 a.m. on weekends. if question 7 passes, casinos can stay open 24 hours. in the news room, george lettis. >> prince george's county delegates have chosen the replacement for tiffany alston. they ruled they -- she must be removed from office dfer -- after -- after being convicted an misdemeanor theft charges. hall needs to be approved by the gofrlt >>> well, john is here with a first look at our forecast. >> since that storm came through, we've been stuck with chilly temperatures. under the funs of that storm, kind of the outer edge of it. the storm will be coming at us from different directions. won't be aiming directly at us. we have a little disturbance passing tonight. that's not related to sandy. it's somethi
breaking, this is 11 news today at 6:00. >> to live for joining us. >> will we ever see the sun again? >> we get a peak of it yesterday. it is not the best forecast for the weekend, but we do not have any big storms to talk about. it will be a little on the chilly side. a few clouds hanging out at the airport, 42 degrees. there could be a sprinkle or light rain shower passing by this morning. nothing of consequence. the high temperature of only 54 degrees. when we come back at center a few minutes, we will look at the seven-day forecast. first we will say hello to sarah. >> let's bring you up-to-date on some closures this morning due to water main breaks. here is one on pulaski highway at the haten memorial bridge. westbound lanes are closed. you may want to avoid it altogether and take 95 as an alternate. watch for closures along york road and cold spring due to water main breaks from yesterday. wilkens avenue closed for ongoing road work. we are doing pretty well with drive times at the moment. 10 minutes to travel south of 95 from the beltway to 32. to and from cecil county, so far
. we are coming back, all of us together. >> across the northeast, communities are refusing to quit until their lives are restored. millions are now beginning their third day without power, and especially for those cut off, this could not happen soon enough. >> i cannot imagine that kind of loss. a woman will spend the foreseeable time in the future cleaning up after sandeep. >> volunteers are heading to new jersey to help out with the aftermath. live in baltimore city with details of their effort. where and when does the group start to head to jersey? >> they are going to head to jersey today. this is part of the group trying to make a difference, so five baltimore city paramedics are joining the team. they are going first thing this morning to help out with the people surrounded by water and in desperate need of medical care. they have seen the pictures, and they know 911 calls are overwhelming first responders, and they spent part of the day wednesday getting ready to help. >> a lot of flood damage and no wind damage. -- and wind damage. hopefully we will be able to step in and g
of last year after serving as the top u.s. commander in iraq and afghanistan. be sure to stick around for nightly news with brian williams for more on the resignation. begins right after the news at 6:00. >> for the past couple of years, megastore as in maryland have cost consumers more than -- storms in maryland have cost consumers more than $600 million. the panel came up with a number of recommendations designed to reduce the frequency of power outages. the report is now in the hands of the public utilities service commission. david has details. >> hot the report recommends tying approval of rate increases to a record of resiliency. maggeden cost consumers $300 million. hurricane irene cost consumers $312 million. horatio cost consumers $320 million. the impact includes replacing perishable food, restaurant hotels and restaurant meals and hotel stays made necessary because of the storm. report -- a great resiliency task force investigated what steps could be taken. look the staffing levels, emergency procedures, regulatory reforms and utilities to recover the cost of restoring powe
miller has more on the story for us. >> the story still has a long way to go to completely unfold. in montgomery county, the twin sister of the woman who got the fbi interested in petraeus' saliva is being sued for $100,000 in unpaid bills. >> 37-year-old phil kelly, described as a volunteer and special liaison to the military, is identified as the woman who put the fbi on the trail of petraeus. paula broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus was allegedly having an affair. petraeus resigned on friday. jill kelly lives with her husband, dr., and her twin sister, who shares the same house. the twin is pictured here to the left of petraeus, her arm draped around him. natalie is currently being sued in the demme county for failing to pay her lawyers the in a divorce case. a lawyer familiar with the case but the amount of the unpaid debt at $100,000. according to the lawyer, sister jill discouraged talk of any settlement. the case has been on the court docket for nearly a year and a half. it stalled in april when natalie filed for bankruptcy. according to the bankruptcy filing, natali
that activity will settle down by the time it gets to us. some high, thin cloud cover and the clouds will thicken up later today. current temperatures in the 40's. 43 at the airport. there is some patchy fog this morning. reduced visibility in some neighborhoods. a chance for rain showers early this evening or tonight. high temperature between 63 and 68. rain is likely tomorrow mostly in the morning. breezy and much cooler with a high of 53. will stay in the 50's into the beginning of next weekend. >> the cost of hosting thanksgiving dinner can live in a bad taste in your mouth. the average cost would be about $246 this year. 12% of americans will pass on hosting the thanksgiving. 15% felt pressured into hosting. most stores are opening their doors on thanksgiving. walmart will open at 8:00 p.m. .acy's will open at midnight that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will you still go out after thanksgiving meal or will skip seconds for early holiday shopping? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
11 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> this administration including the president himself has intentionally misinformed, read that lied to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> citing confusing accounts of what happened and security warnings that were ignored, panel members accused the administration of a cover. >> they have tried to cover their fannies a number of times. >> democrats slammed their colleagues for playing politics. >> the stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city today emanates from this room. >> americans have had enough of it. they want us to solve problems and not go on political witch hunts. >> the hearing occurred as to other briefings were held behind closed doors with intelligence officials but lawmakers say it is testimony from general david petraeus that is key. >> the question i will ask is general petraeus, did your resignation have anything to do with the fact that you were supposed to testify before congress? >> in an interview with cnn, he claimed his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi investigation. he is s
. and those clouds are creating a couple sprinkles and showers. most of it has been south of us. it is been a kind of a diminishing. bit.ay get spritz a bied a it is moving to the northeast. most of virginia is clear. so later on today, some sunshine. i will detail that and just a minute. now we will check the roads. they should be dry. >> they are. a nice start. no delays at the moment. and closures and the city due to the water main break repairs, madison and guilford avenue and charles street near 21st. continued closures there. that is due to a degree removal. just a reminder. all through traffic cannot get through. local traffic able to get through. 11 minutes on the east side. stamping on the west side. from i-95 merge the of the harbor tonnetunnel tolls. problem for its research over to 95 a route 24. coming down from hartford county, building volume. but moving well it down toward the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> today in washington, david petraeus answers questions for the first time since resigned over an affair. >> but today's hearing is and focused on th
will also use military trucks in place of damaged polling areas. officials say electronic voting is also an option for emergency workers. >> maryland voters have been bombarded with ads about ballot question 7 and yesterday a group opposed to expanded gambling embarked on a final push to reach those who may still be on the fence. george lettis has more. >> a bus full of opponents traveled around the state to convince would-be voters to reject adding table games to existing slots casino, and building a sixth casino in prince george's county. >> even if you're for gambling and you love to gamble, this expanded gambling bill to be pushed through by question 7 is bad for the state and bad for maryland. >> because, they say, a p.g. county casino will take business and jobs away from the soon-to-be built casino near m&t bank stadium and the expanded revenue is questionable. >> they overestimated what slots would do, they're likely overestimating what expanded gambling would do. it's premature. >> supporters of question 7 have a different view when it comes to follow the money. >> they want mar
what happened in benghazi. >> will end dexttells us we thia proposal in our water cooler question. >> the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> any hope of a warmup in the near future? >> it will stay chilly. things giving is seven days away. i do not see a big break in this pattern for the next seven to 10 days. 40 at the airport. we have some cloud cover. in the northern suburbs, temperatures in the low 30's. a mixture of sun and clouds. a slight chance for a shower in the forecast this evening. high temperature near 50. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the holiday weekend. >> not bad this thursday morning. one accident we had is now gone. there are closures at madison and guilford avenue. otherwise, falls road were shut down at 7:00 and that will remain until
john allen and jill kelley, a former liaison at u.s. central command. it described the tone of some of the emails as flirtatious. >> might you right now is, let's see what the investigation turns upper and what the congress and the committees are able to determine as to what exactly took place. when >> kelley's brother said she has done nothing wrong. what she is very dedicated says something like this is just a fluke. what she had complained to the fbi several months ago about receiving threatening emails from paula broadwell, a biographer of david petraeus. petraeus resign dollar friday and. >> this was a personal indiscretion, as far as we know. why someone would be personally indiscrete is their own problem. whether they would do that in an e-mail is beyond my imagination. >> the search her home friday night. general allen has denied any wrongdoing in the white house as the president still has faith. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to this country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> pour natoma intended ombudspersons as general
. the congressional budget office says they could send the economy into deep recession and raise taxes for 90% of u.s. households. >> more would be taken out of your check, you'd have less to spend and the impact would be substantial. think of the coffee shop across the street from a plant that makes weapons. the ripple effect on workers and families. >> the president urged congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class now while negotiations continue on a broader deficit reduction deal. >> if washington can't get a deal done before january when we go off the proverbial cliff, experts say maryland would hit the ground harder than other states. >> as politicians stake positions on how to avoid a fiscal cliff. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the deficit. >> the problem with raising taxes on the wealthiest americans is more than half of them are small business owners. >> maryland is most likely positioned for a financial fall. if washington must slash spending, government jobs could go down with it. according to maryland's department of budget and man
inside and told us to leave. one neighbor who did not want to go on camera said he was not surprised by the allegations. neighbors and several sources have confirmed that he was the brother of the famous hollywood actress mia farrow. her publicity people declined comment. he was originally being held on 800 dozen dollars bond. at a bail hearing that was reduced to $250,000. police believe there may be more victims in this case. they're asking anyone with information to call the child abuse unit. we're live in anne arundel county. >> middle schoolers are being treated following a school bus accident. you are looking at the scene. authorities can confirm the crash happened around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. 30 kids were on board. students from southampton middle school, five were taken to the hospital with injuries, the driver refused to read. the baltimore man has been sentenced to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended for the murder of his 1-year-old son. he admitted to stabbing his son to death in a home along the 2700 block of -- avenue. the body was discovered wrapped in a
that the water was pouring down. >> dcw tell us that they were able to partially torn off the water. they do not want to turn it completely off because it would cause the street to completely caved in. tell us what needs to be done at this point. >> we have to be precautionary right now. we have gas lines and electrical lines down there. while we have not had a break, we don't want to have a break occurred. we have shut off electricity to some folks in the area. that is at a precaution. we have also shut off gas service to treat customers. same thing, just precautionary measures. if someone has water in their basement, the biggest thing to do is very carefully get out and not touch any electrical equipment. >> device. amazingly -- good advice. >> dpw tell us that folks should expect low water pressure. right now, they are now giving a time limit on when there will be will to make repairs because with the water still flowing, they need to do all that concrete out of the way and get down to the pipes and find out what the problem is to begin with. there is no time frame on when this will be fi
sims goes inside with a preview. >> tenants showed us the problems they were living with and wanted to get their money back so they could possibly find a better place. >> of the rent was something they can afford, but the shelter came with promises and problems. >> these are always going to be carpeted. we will always have a washer and dryer into bathrooms, but there is only one you can actually use, and i am sharing it with my two kids and 12 other people. >> less than a month after moving in, she was forced to move out. coming up, what city inspectors found. and what happened when we approached the men in charge of running the house. >> in today's consumer alert, but costs -- the cost of hosting a thanksgiving dinner can leave a bad taste in your mouth. the average cost is $246 this year. that cost has prompted 12 percent of americans to pass on hosting the turkey day feast in nearly 15 percent have fileelt pressured into roasting. more people will be skipping seconds to eat and run. more stores are opening their doors on thanksgiving. sears and wal-mart will open at 8:00. macy's
final inning. >> for us, it is just making sure our voters get out. >> campaign advisor said the president has multiple pathways to the electoral votes he needs to win. >> mitt romney only has one pathway, through ohio. and we are winning in ohio. >> that was sally kidd reporting from chicago. >> one of the biggest issues along the east coast is finding a place to cast those votes in the storm ravaged the northeast. >> of voters say they are relieved they were able to vote at all. many of them are still without power, but despite all the chaos, officials want to make sure everyone's voice has a chance to be heard. >> i am sure there is going to be a little bit of chaos here and there. that is just natural when you have a big disaster like sandy, but if you persevere, you will be able to make your voice heard. >> people who were affected by sandy also have the option of voting by fax or by e-mail. >> here in maryland, the lines are long, but they could have been much longer. this is the scene as polls opened in anne arundel county this morning, lines out the door at the pasade
of it are unrecognizable. the bridge this appears where it used to join the main road and the houses around it were someplace else before sandy roared through. who knows how that house and it up there? >> it that is a channel in the water. i don't know where that house came from. >> further south, the iconic boardwalk has lost both amusement years. this is what it used to look like and now. this is what the boardwalk look like before monday with a big sand dune designed to protect the town and property. sandy took care of both. the surge push the doo-doo houses and streets, piling up like snow. everywhere, there is destruction. houses piled on one another. even stilts' did not save some from said the's theory. >> right below us. i found out today, my family was lucky. the house that had been my family for more than 50 years appears to be ok. it has been in the same spot where it was supposed to be, which was our greatest concern, that it might have gotten move because it was on an older foundation. there was minor damage and the house got flooded but it could have been much, much worse. >> on sunda
administration face intense scrutiny about that b benghazi attack. >> what can you tell us about mike morell? will he now testify? this week is the hearing on the benghazi attack, correct? >> that's what's expected. she very well known not only to the president, but to the cia. he is a career agency officer. he joined back in 1980 when he was just 21 years old as an economic analyst. he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden, so president obama has a tremendous amount of confidence in michael morell. >> and in terms of members of congress in the intelligence community, an interesting reaction. it it come as a complete shock? >> a complete shock. i was working the phones all day long talking to my sources at the white house and capitol hill, and they say they never would have expected this from david petraeus. his reputation was really sterli sterling. you had senator dianne feinstein come out and say i respect his decision, but i rish he had not accepted his resignation. i spoke to a number of members of the intellig
of perfecting our union moves forward. tonight in this election you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> and we're going to hear more from both men in just a few moments but, first, let's go over to nbc tracie pots who is live from obama headquarters in chicago. tracie, no doubt this was a hard fought battle for president obama. >> absolutely, lynn. now the cleanup here at victory headquarters. the end of a campaign but the beginning of a second term for president obama. a birth of emotion here on the floor when it was announced that the president was the projected winner of this long and hard fought race. there was a lot of applause when he finally came out. a lot of time in the 20 minute speech was spent talking about unity among americans saying that we're not a nation of red and blue states, we are the united states of america. he talked about a vision for the country, and he tal
. practice. matt comfortable throwing the deep ball. you know? he going to take us over there. if it's one-on-one matchups he just throw it up there and let us make a play and what i did early on. >> michele: playing alongside roddy white. matt has told us that you might be the most improved player on this team. what is it like to have roddy white next to you and matt ryan throwing to you and how have they contributed to that? >> a great mentors. i come out here, i don't have any pressure on me. i just got to come out here and just play. me i put pressure on myself because i don't want want to let the guys next to me down. glad we got a "w" tonight. >> michele: you didn't let anyone down tonight. congratulations, julio. >> michele, thanks. tony dungy, your reaction to tonight's game. a falcon win and cowboy loss. >> bob, what we saw tonight, again, was just demonstration of the difference between atlanta and dallas. atlanta is making those plays in the fourth quarter to win close games. dallas, as we talked about on the pregame show, as cris talked about in the fourth quarter when they had
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